After many deaths caused by the creature, the end of the novel signifies a turning point in Frankenstein as he admits to creating the being and demands that it should be hunted down for its heinous crimes. Although his primary secret is now exposed, he takes it upon himself to find and destroy what he had brought into the world because he believes it to be his responsibility , and sees it as a way to avenge the people he had lost at the hands of his creation. Frankenstein had come
“Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.” Fear only holds back those who have things to lose. So what about a man who loses everything at his own hands, what does he fear? It was a million dreams for the world he was going to make. However, Victor Frankenstein becomes the key to the making of a murderer, and his dreams were shattered. Victor suffered from the loss of all his loved ones, which impacted the theme sorrow & loss in the novel.
The monsters revenge on Frankenstein, drives him too to be full of hatred and need for vengeance because he destroyed everything good in his life. He feels as the death of his loved ones is his fault because he is the one that created the horrid creature in the first place (Brackett). “As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them” (Shelley 158). The monster wanted Victor to feel the same thing as him, lonely and sadness. The monsters revenge works, Victor becomes rejected by people and has nobody but himself.
In the plot of the novel, I would like to mention the fact that Victor Frankenstein had no respect to dead people and to death itself. He did not fear God and was obsessed with an idea of bringing back to life a dead person. Eventually, he created a monster with the help of alchemy books, which are not actual scientific books. Victor made a creature out of body parts of people, who were recently buried. When the creature came to life, he was extremely terrified by its appearance and abandoned it.
“Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep”(47). He spent two years creating this creature just to run from it when it was done. He was too blinded by desire to see what his creation truly was, and when he realized what he had done, he could barely handle it. He, subconsciously, was probably more scared of himself than of what he created. Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think.
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well. He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him.
Mary Shelly in Frankenstein described a character Victor who is cursed by his own knowledge. Young Victor fascinated by natural forces, learned chemistry and use his knowledge to generate a new life. Even though Victor succeeded in his pursuit, but the implication of his own knowledge brought curse not only to himself but his family and friends too. Victor created a monster who strangled his younger brother William to death, Justin Martinez an innocent Frankenstein family’s made accused of William’s death. An innocent Justin sacrificed her life because of Victor’s creation, and same for Victor’s best friend Henry and fiancé Elizabeth, they also lost their lives.
Even though Victor knew, “I will be with you on your wedding night!” (173) The monsters threat continually came to Victor’s mind which made him seem even more paranoid and crazy than normal, this caused the illness to trickle in because from the past encounters in the book you knew he would fall after her death. But he became ill before the event actually happened because of the monster and he was messing with his mind so it made Victor fall into sickness even harder than he did over William, Justine and Clerval. I believe this “pattern” was put into the novel by Shelley to show that life changing events result in our physical and mental states to go awry, basically stating that we all in emotional situations react in similar ways are body gives into the emotions and make us weak and want to escape the awful things that have
What happens when the point of no return has been passed for a fixing detrimental problem? There are two interpretations of this: through novel and lecture. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel about an eighteenth century scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates life from a dead body and cannot handle the consequences of his action. Immediately after his creation comes to life, Frankenstein abandons his creation due to pure disgust of its appearance. In a time of loneliness and rejection, the creature decides to kill everyone Frankenstein loves in hopes of getting his attention.
Well, in my research I had found out that according to Rebecca Dudczak the one reason was that Pometheus experiences consequences from power and enlightenment,(Dudczak) just as Victor Frankenstein does in the novel. Experiencing consequesnes is the first reason Frankenstein is considered The Modern Prometheus. The inquiry for power and enlightenment and not being precautious of what could happen if you temper with the laws of nature. The consequences in Frankenstein can be compared with the original story Prometheus because there is an abundance of tragedy in this story and it seems to repeat itself as it does in Prometheus. The monster continues to strangle and kill multiple people and the bird continues to attack and eat the liver of prometheus.